Aston, Walter C

Age: 25
Date of birth: c1919

Wife: Irene E Aston nee Olerenshaw
Address: 65 Beauchamp Avenue, Warwick


Walter was born in Warwickshire in about 1919. On a military record it is noted that he was a nephew and ward of Clara Smith of Welford–on-Avon. He may have been an orphan.

He married Irene E Olorenshaw  in Warwick in the 3rd quarter of 1941.

At first Walter was reported as missing on 16th February 1944 but four days later he was found to have died of his wounds whilst a prisoner of war in German hands.

Warwick Advertiser 25th August 1944

Military Service

Rank & Number: Corporal, 4042028
Regiment/Service: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Date of death: 20th February 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds while a prisoner of war in Italy
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Emscote


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